Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Bubinga and Maple (7-2/3 in.) - 1095 Carbon

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Bubinga and Maple (7-2/3 in.) - 1095 Carbon

Maker: Pieter van der Bank (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $260.00
Item num: 109684
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.60 in.
Total length: 13.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.4 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 1095 carbon steel
Handle: Bubinga with a dyed and stabilized birdseye maple spacer
Description: Pieter van der Bank of PVB Knives is a bladesmith from the small town of Heidelberg located in the Western Cape of South Africa. Pieter has been hand crafting unique kitchen knives since 2016 and focuses on both European style and Japanese style chef's knives. His fit and finish is excellent and his understanding of chef knife geometry is equally well thought through.
A bunka is the Japanese general purpose chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a bunka easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, many people even prefer it to a European-style chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the bunka is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the bunka's versatility. Whether slicing, dicing, or mincing, this bunka will be a perfect choice.
The blade is 1095 carbon steel to ensure a keen, long lasting edge with chip resistance. A differential heat treatment separates the soft, supportive spine with an ultra hard cutting edge for long edge holding. Pieter's mark is on the left side of the blade. We recommend using camellia oil to oil the carbon steel blade and natural wood handle. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for a comfortable grip when choked up on the blade.
Pieter combined bubinga and birdseye maple into a Japanese-inspired octagonal handle. This ambidextrous handle is very comfortable and nicely accommodates a pinch grip. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days